The New York City Apartments I’d Love to Buy if I Had a Spare 500K

published Mar 10, 2017
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Sometimes, when I feel like looking at beautiful things but also like being really depressed, I’ll search for real estate in New York. New York (especially Manhattan) is a real estate landscape like no other, with apartments that are essentially just tiny rooms regularly selling for half a million dollars or more. But if you look hard enough, you can, occasionally, find places that are quite desirable, and even (somewhat) affordable. Let’s take a look at the best listings in New York for less than 500K—and start dreaming about how we’d furnish the places.

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The bay window and the high ceilings are hard to beat, and the loft could be a great space-saver for anyone who doesn’t mind climbing a bit to get into bed.

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(Image credit: Corcoran)
(Image credit: Corcoran)

The location isn’t the best, but this little studio does have great windows (although some of them apparently look out on a wall) and beautiful herringbone floors. And there’s three closets, which seems positively luxurious.

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(Image credit: Corcoran)
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Another studio, but with some beautiful detailing, and a nice looking kitchen and bath. It’s located right across the street from a subway station, and from Prospect Park.

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(Image credit: Corcoran)
(Image credit: Corcoran)

This sweet little one-bedroom in the East Village is probably a pretty good deal, if you don’t mind walking a million miles to get anywhere once the L shuts down.

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(Image credit: Streteasy)
(Image credit: Streeteasy)

High ceilings, a spacious living room, a washer/dryer (!!!), and a wood burning fireplace. I kind of can’t believe this place is real.

Let’s play a little game of “I have 500k to spend on a new apartment.” Which would you buy, and how would you furnish it? Sound off in the comments below!